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14/11/2014

Asthma sufferers could benefit from new laser research

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UK scientists, including researchers from the University of Birmingham, have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the over 5 million people in the UK suffering from asthma.
Date:
14/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

Description
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
12/11/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
05/11/2014

Patients to benefit from new £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre at Birmingham

Description
The University of Birmingham has announced plans to establish a £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which will help to improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
Date:
05/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
27/10/2014

Staff and students countdown to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill

Description
Clinical staff and students from the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry have visited the construction site of the new facility to have a 'sneak preview' of the build with a year to go until students begin their studies and clinicians start treating patients at this landmark building.
Date:
27/10/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Students, Teaching

Using white blood cells to fight liver cancer

Description
A new project, looking at the effect of blood containing anti-tumour activating cells on liver cancer, has been funded by the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, an MRC and NIHR partnership.
Date:
27/10/2014
24/10/2014

£7m funding boost for clinical research in Birmingham

Description
A state-of-the-art facility for research into immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and blood cancers at the University of Birmingham has been announced by Rt Hon George Osborne MP. The Chancellor of the Exchequer pledged an investment of over £230m to enhance the UK's clinical research infrastructure, which includes £7m to set up the West Midlands Stratified Medicine Innovation & Translation Facility.
Date:
24/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/10/2014

Old Joe turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Campaign

Description
The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned pink in the lead up to Breast Cancer Campaign's annual fundraiser 'wear it pink' day.
Date:
23/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
22/10/2014

Royal Official Opening of World Class Burns Research Centre

Description
The Countess of Wessex officially opened the Healing Foundation Centre for Burns Research based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Tuesday 21st October.
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
21/10/2014

University of Birmingham leads Europe with pioneering approach to online learning

Description
The University of Birmingham will announce today that it has become the first European institution to partner with the US publishing giant Wiley, marking a step-change in the provision of distance and online learning in the UK.
Date:
21/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Teaching, Vice Chancellor
17/10/2014

Staff and students countdown to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill

Description
Clinical staff and students from the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry have visited the construction site of the new facility to have a 'sneak preview' of the build with a year to go until students begin their studies and clinicians start treating patients at this landmark building.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Students, Teaching
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